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McGilley Memorial Chapel-Midtown

20 West Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Richard Eugene DELGADO

August 8, 1949July 30, 2019

Richard E. Delgado, 69 of West Plains, formerly of Kansas City, MO died July 30, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Sacred Heart/Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2544 Madison, KCMO. Burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, with Honors. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Monday, August 5 at the McGilley Midtown Chapel 20 W. Linwood Blvd., KCMO. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Children’s Mercy Hospital or Wayside Waifs.

Richard was born August 8, 1949 in Kansas City to Seferino and Maria (Franco) Delgado. Richard graduated from Lillis High School, Class of 1967. He served our country during the Viet Nam War in the US Navy as a medic. He received his Bachelor and Masters’ Degrees from Webster University. Richard started his nursing career in 1969 at Menorah Medical Center on Troost in the ICU. He graduated with a degree in nursing in 1975. He went on to fill several positions at Menorah Medical Center. His last position was director of radiology. While at Menorah Medical Center he was chosen as the KC Area Hospital Association employee of the year. He then transferred to Trinity Lutheran Hospital when the "old" Menorah closed. There he was director of radiation oncology. A new challenging job opportunity took him to Rochester Michigan where he became director of oncology Services. He developed their comprehensive oncology program. He survived cancer in 2002. Then he was off to Miami Florida to become director and develop their oncology program. The last job was in West Plains Missouri as director of oncology. That put him close to his beloved KC and all of the friends and relatives that reside there.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Kathy of the home; son Richard Delgado, Springfield, MO, daughters Tiffany Watts (Jim) and Erika Delgado, both of Lee’s Summit, MO; brother John Delgado, Kansas City, MO; sister Linda Lange, Gladstone, MO; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Austin and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Memories

Richard Eugene DELGADO

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Jeannie Loya

August 5, 2019

My condolences to Richard's wife and family; to John and Tootsie.
May your memories of Richard comfort you today and in the days to follow.
I knew Richard when he was a young teen, and only re-connected with him in the last 3 years on FB, and saw him at the Lillis HS all school reunion 2 years ago. He was a fun and witty guy who will be missed by so many.
Rest in peace, my friend!

Jeannie

Debbie Admire

August 4, 2019

Richard was my boss at Trinity Lutheran hospital many years ago...I had great respect for him as my manager...he was fair and still kept the workplace a professional and fun place to work...thoughts and prayers to all.... Debbie admire

Sam Marley

August 4, 2019

Richard Delgado was the best friend a guy a could have. I’ll miss him greatly. All my love to the family.

Molly Shinn

August 3, 2019

First let me just say that Richerd was an awesome individual!!!! I got to know him at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri. He was the Director of the OMC Oncology Outpatient Cancer Center. He was my all time favorite supervisor.
My coworkers and I were not easy to manage, but he was patient, kind, and understanding. Richard always started the day on a positive path, he was so personable....I don't think he ever knew a stranger, he could talk to anyone about anything.
He could aggravate me and then turn it all around and help me get things figured out. It always ended with a laugh!
He had wonderful compassion for our patients and their families. He always followed through with all plans and promises.
I have never met a man like him and probably never will.
The world was a better place with him in it.
Love to Kathy and his children at this difficult time. I know they have armfuls of great memories to fall back on!
Sincerely, Molly Shinn RN Exrodinaire. (His title for me) So funny

Dianne Richardson

August 3, 2019

What a wonderful, beautiful and compassionate man who gave so much to everyone he knew.

Kathy, he will be missed. I never failed to get a hug every time he came in for treatment. He replaced me in Carbondale and I replaced him in West Plains.

We talked often and shared much.

The angels are singing in heaven over his arrival

Joyce Hurd

August 3, 2019

I don’t have a memory of Richard because we never met. I want to send my condolences to his wife and my dearest friend in Jr. High School, Kathy.

My friend, I wish I could be there for you but I know lots of people are because you are loved so much by many people. I pray that you, yours rand Richard’s children and all other family of yours and Richard’s will be comforted a little by knowing he is no longer in pain.

Now comes the hard part of finding a new normal for your life. But our Lord Jesus will help you. Just remember that everyone grieves differently and no one else can tell you how to grieve. When you feel like crying, cry. When you feel like being alone, go off by yourself. If need someone around, go where they are or ask them to come to you. Most of all, when you feel like laughing, LAUGH! It’s contagious and one of the biggest heart healers God created us to be able to do!

I may not be there physically but you are continually in my prayers and I’m only a phone call away. Day or night, I’m right here! I love ❤️ you, my friend!

Condolences to all of Richard’s family and friends! I know you will miss him! Joyce Hurd, Chanute, KS

Dianna Sigert

August 3, 2019

Richard was a caring, kind friend and co-worker. We shared lots of good times working with others at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was a wealth of knowledge and never hesitated to share. He was always so thorough with his tales, that we often had to tell him to give us the short version, and he would laugh, then continue where he left off. This kind friend will be missed. Kathy...I have no words to express how we hurt with you.

Dennis Williams

August 2, 2019

As a Chaplain at Ozarks Medical Center. I truely enjoyed my visits with Richard at OMC cancer treatment. He was some very interesting thoughts about life.

Monica Bronson

August 1, 2019

Richard was a fun loving, gregarious, thoughtful, loving and kind cousin.
See you in heaven cuz.

Darrell Wolf

July 31, 2019

Richard was my best friend, my mentor, and as we often told others we were brothers with different mothers..In all my years in the health field Richard Delgado was absolutely the best I had the pleasure of working with and for..We were Veterans, we liked the same food, the same music and both were dedicated to our work in helping Cancer patients.. I never worried when I asked for his advise and support that it wouldn’t be there.. There can never be a replacement for my friend, my brother..
RIP my brother, I hope to be allowed to join you again..

FROM THE FAMILY